First post: Recovery Is Better Together

I took this photo of my medications at the time when I’d been first diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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To say this diagnosis changed my life would be an understatement. I have others, but this one is different. Bigger.

Sometimes, when I think about what all comes with living with BPD, I get so overwhelmed at how hopeless it all seems, that recovery was never a road meant for me. But more often than not, I know that’s just the disorder talking. And they all do it – my disorders, of which I’ll delve into one post at a time.

For now, I’ll give you the gist:
Besides BPD, I have been living with severe depression and anxiety for over half of my life, and as a result I turned to self-harming when I was 12 years old. ADHD diagnosis in 2014, PTSD diagnosis at the beginning of 2016.

I need my life to change. I’m ready for it. I can’t let any of these disorders control me anymore. One way I’m changing is through my writing. I’ve been writing all my life and back in December 2015, I decided to really do (or try, rather) something with my talent. I’m writing a book about my mental health journey in the Prose and Poetry genre, and being mentored by one of my favourite authors. As much as it is for me since it’s my story, I want to help others like my mentor has helped me. Give others hope, prove they are not alone no matter how dark or distant they feel.

I hope to connect to others struggling or who can relate. Please feel free to comment or contact me. Because I know I can’t do this alone – no one can.

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yourprettylife

23, female, Toronto. Mental health advocate, writer, makeup artist.

6 thoughts on “First post: Recovery Is Better Together”

  1. You are very inspiring. I look forward to talking more and getting to know you! I’m 28. Have had bpd for a long time, along with anxiety and PTSD. I was also raped 7 years ago so recovering from that as well.

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    1. Thank you so much, and likewise to both! From what I’ve seen already you’re incredibly inspiring as well. I’m so sorry you had to go through that – I could say every phrase in the book but it really wouldn’t do it justice, so I’ll just say thank you for your transparency and bravery. ❤

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